EMA Integration: Blackboard Blogs

This guide is relevant to the following Mode of Submission: Blackboard Blog

Integration creates a Weighted Total Column in the Grade Centre.
This can be mapped to the Grade Centre column for any assessed blogs on the course.

Please note: a Blackboard Blog is always visible to other students on the course.

If you want students’ posts to be private, you need to specify the RISIS Mode of Submission as Journal rather than Blog.

Steps in managing an assessed Blog


Roles and Responsibilities

  • The module convenor and programme administrator should agree who will create the Blog, and in which area of the course. This should be the ‘Assessment’ area, unless there are compelling reasons for placing it elsewhere.
  • Providing instructions for the Blog is the academic’s responsibility.
  • Likewise agreeing on optional settings such as ‘Allow Users to Edit and Delete Entries’, and choosing the setting for ‘Show participants in “needs marking” status’ (i.e. deciding if students should appear in Needs Marking every time they make a new Blog post, or less frequently).
  • Programme Administrators should ensure that the correct assessment settings are applied  to the Blog and associated Grade Centre column.

For more, see Blackboard Blogs and Journal

See also Blackboard Blogs, Journals and Wikis: editing settings applied by EMA Integration.

Page last updated on October 21, 2021 by andyturner

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